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We all know that antiperspirants work differently than deodorants, but there's another big distinction between the two that you may not be aware of - and it could make all the difference. This is a post in reference to several questions: 1. to make it harder increase your percentage of wax; 2. Candelilia wax can be substituted for beeswax at 1/2 the amount, it is much harder than beeswax; could skip the coconut oil and increase the amount of either cocoa butter or shea butter so that you still have the same amount of oils/butters.
If it's solidified, melt the coconut oil for 15 seconds in the microwave or in a small saucepan set over low heat. I am looking for a deodrant formula that could be added to a roller, pump, or non-aerosol spray bottle. I had made a homemade liquid deoderant with witch hazel and essential oils like patchouli lavender etc and that seems to be better but not fully working against perimenipausal ponging!! However, I hear tell that this solidifies to the point where you can pack it in an old deodorant container and use it just like you normally do. I may try that, if things seem to get a little more solid soon. If it is JUST the baking soda, give this combo a try with all of the other ingredients and just leave the baking soda out. I'm so excited to finally be able to share with you a natural, homemade deodorant for sensitive skin that actually works!
I also found even when using antiperspirant deodorant that they didn't completely work and kind of caused their own funky odor that stayed in my clothing. Trust me, this deodorant works to combat odor and soothe sweaty pits like no other! Anyway, this blog has gone on way longer than I had expected to write about Easy-Do-It-Yourself Deodorant so I hope you have stuck with me. Making your own homemade body powder could not be easier and more cost effective. So as I don't do anything moderately, I decided to go whole-hog au-natural with my deodorant. I recently found a few that were OK, but still, it sucks to settle when it comes to deodorant. I have taken notes on the comments to send to my daughter along with her first batch of homemade detox deodorant, so that she can be informed if anything unusual happens. The essential oils, and coconut oil alone should be enough to combat mild sweat/stink.
Seems from the comments it could be too much baking soda so I guess I'll try adding more of the other ingredients because otherwise it's great! Place the coconut oil, and the shea butter in a double boiler, and stir until it has all melted. What we can do is make a natural deodorant which inhibits bacterial growth so you smell sweet all day long. Not only did it help calm my irritated skin, but I was surprised to find that I had no unpleasant body odor, despite not wearing any deodorant of any type. After a solid month I finally gave up and went back to my less-effective and more-expensive all natural" store-bought deodorant. Coconut oil melts at 76 degrees, and the rest of the stuff would be much easier to mix into melted oil, so I would melt the oil first (If you don't want to use the stove, just about any warm spot in your house will do). It is also the same as the homemade feminine hygiene with vinegar and works great!
We have been making our own deodorant for awhile and my husband just showed me that the underarms of one of his dress shirts is dark…like the oil is soaking into the material. I haven't found a plastic free packaging option at the shops, so homemade deodorant it is.
Just use extra vigin coconut oil and replace 1 tablespoon of it for beeswax, and replace one of your tablespoons of shea butter with another tablespoon of beeswax, so 2 tablespoons of beeswax all together. For a masculine woodsy scent, try oil of oregano, which also adds to the odor protection due to its anti-bacterial properties. Apricot or olive oil also remain liquid in form, and thus make this messy to apply.
It is baking powder that you need to watch out for and only buy aluminum-free versions, but baking soda is simply sodium bicarbonate and has never contained aluminum. EHow has several different recipes for the do-it-yourself deodorant - you can either simply dab it on or boil it down with some cornstarch and beeswax and create your own stick. Unlike traditional antiperspirants, natural deodorants are usually made without aluminum, parabens and phthalates, which are ingredients that can be found in your common stick of deo.
I never really noticed that I smelt bad and I get close and willing friends to smell my armpits from time to time to check whether the deodorant works and they didn't notice any bad odours. If your sweating problem is becoming so embarrassing that it's causing stains on your clothing, apply your deodorant as usual and dab a little talcum powder to the area. This homemade deodorant for sensitive skin recipe really worked for him except for one small issue…it was very hard and difficult to get out of the jar in our freezing cold home. You must have heard of how aluminum in deodorant is said to cause breast cancer. Let him know that it's probably time to start wearing deodorant and offer to take him shopping before instructing him on how to use it. Antiperspirant, for instance, should be applied at night, notes the Mayo Clinic website. Fact: Even my manly-man Stuart has been using this deodorant and we have had NO smellies.
I'm willing to try making a few formulations that include a lot more moisturizers, such as shea butter, but the fact is baking soda is abrasive and also a necessary ingredient, at least for me. I've also heard that using magnesium oil as a deodorant works well, and I've heard that magnesium chloride is less irritating than the salts used in salt rock deodorant, so I'll also give that a try.